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Meaning of CHAR

Pronunciation:  châr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several small-scaled trout
  2. [n]  a human female who does housework; "the char will clean the carpet"
  3. [n]  a charred substance
  4. [v]  burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"
  5. [v]  burn to charcoal; "Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything"

CHAR is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: blacken, charwoman, cleaning lady, cleaning woman, coal, scorch, woman
 See Also: animal black, animal charcoal, Arctic char, atomic number 6, bone black, bone char, burn, burn, C, carbon, cleaner, combust, genus Salvelinus, salmonid, Salvelinus, Salvelinus alpinus, singe, snuff, swinge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Char\, Charr \Charr\, n. [Ir. cear, Gael. ceara, lit.,
    red, blood-colored, fr. cear blood. So named from its red
    belly.] (Zo["o]l.)
    One of the several species of fishes of the genus
    {Salvelinus}, allied to the spotted trout and salmon,
    inhabiting deep lakes in mountainous regions in Europe. In
    the United States, the brook trout ({Salvelinus fontinalis})
    is sometimes called a char.
  2. \Char\, n. [F.]
    A car; a chariot. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  3. \Char\, n. [OE. cherr, char a turning, time, work, AS.
    cerr, cyrr, turn, occasion, business, fr. cerran, cyrran, to
    turn; akin to OS. k["e]rian, OHG. ch["e]ran, G. kehren. Cf.
    {Chore}, {Ajar}.]
    Work done by the day; a single job, or task; a chore.
    [Written also {chare}.] [Eng.]
          When thou hast done this chare, I give thee leave To
          play till doomsday.                      --Shak.
  4. \Char\, Chare \Chare\, v. t. [See 3d {Char}.]
    1. To perform; to do; to finish. [Obs.] --Nores.
             Thet char is chared, as the good wife said when she
             had hanged her husband.               --Old Proverb.
    2. To work or hew, as stone. --Oxf. Gloss.
  5. \Char\, Chare \Chare\, v. i.
    To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant;
    to do small jobs.
  6. \Char\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Charred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Charring}.] [Prob. the same word as char to perform (see
    {Char}, n.), the modern use coming from charcoal, prop.
    coal-turned, turned to coal.]
    1. To reduce to coal or carbon by exposure to heat; to reduce
       to charcoal; to burn to a cinder.
    2. To burn slightly or partially; as, to char wood.
Computing Dictionary

/keir/ or /char/; rarely, /kar/ character. Especially used by c programmers, as "char" is c's typename for character data.

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